The FTA currently offers four accredited Level 1 qualifications within production ‘Fabrics,’ ‘Machine Engineering’ and ‘Quality Control.’ All of these courses are 6 weeks long and are taught by industry experts based at the Factory and cater for beginners who can then progress to higher qualifications, apprenticeships, new business start-ups and job outcomes.
Employability is a Level 1 Award, which can be combined with another Level 1 units or taken as a qualification by itself. This course will help you to create an effective action plan to target employment opportunities.
Award - Fabrics (500/4308/0)
Fabrics is a six week course, where you can learn the fundamentals of fabrics: how to identify the construction and characteristics of man-made and natural fabrics.
Award - Garment Pressing (500/4308/0)
The Quality Control course is where you can learn the fundamentals of hand pressing, finishing procedures and inspection of sewn products.
Award - Machine Maintenance (500/4308/0)
Machine Maintenance will teach you the fundamentals of Industrial Apparel machine maintenance: how to identify tools and components for a range of industrial machines including over-lock, felling and cover-stitch machines.
Award - Employability Skills (601/1713/8)
Employability Skills is a 6 week course in which you will produce a CV, identify your skills and produce an effective cover letter. You will have the opportunity to practice your presentation skills for that all important interview!